Mighty Jaxx raises $3.2 million for MightyVerse, its platform for tech-enabled collectible figures

Mighty Jaxx, which makes licensed collectibles, has raised 4.5 million Singapore dollars (about $ 3.2 million) in funding for MightyVerse, its platform for tech-enabled figures. Led by the investment arm of KB Financial Group, one of South Korea’s largest banks, the round also included participation from Greycroft Partners’ gaming fund GC VR Gaming Tracker Fund … Continue reading “Mighty Jaxx raises $3.2 million for MightyVerse, its platform for tech-enabled collectible figures”

Free Resources for Understanding COVID-19 Financing Options

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there about COVID-19 relief loans? Not sure where to start when it comes to what you might be eligible for? You’re far from alone. Information is being updated nearly hourly, and the various small business funding to make it through the coronavirus pandemic is a … Continue reading “Free Resources for Understanding COVID-19 Financing Options”

$75M weed giant Caliva ditches Eaze, launches delivery

It’s a brutal time for marijuana startups. I’m hearing some are raising at 1/5th of their 2019 valuation amidst rampant competition, tall taxes, and slow legalization. The struggles for marijuana’s best-known startup, delivery service Eaze, continue as today it’s losing one of its top partners. $ 75 million-funded weed brand empire Caliva has dropped Eaze … Continue reading “$75M weed giant Caliva ditches Eaze, launches delivery”

Startups, VCs in India request ‘relief package’ from the government to fight coronavirus disruption

More than six dozen startup founders, venture capitalists and lobby groups in India have requested the government to grant them a “robust relief package” to help combat severe disruptions their businesses face due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a joint letter to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, startups requested the government to bankroll 50% of … Continue reading “Startups, VCs in India request ‘relief package’ from the government to fight coronavirus disruption”

Apply for Federal COVID-19 Support Now or Risk Missing Out, Business Strategy Expert Says

As small and medium businesses scramble to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government has made billions of dollars available in loans to help companies make payroll and stay afloat. At the same time, startups in certain industries such as online learning or grocery delivery may be struggling to keep up with increased … Continue reading “Apply for Federal COVID-19 Support Now or Risk Missing Out, Business Strategy Expert Says”

How To Change Your Perspective And Create Innovation

In today’s fast moving world of business startups, learning trumps knowing every time. What established businesses know through experience keeps them from looking for the new and innovative ways to do what they do better, cheaper, and faster. I’m convinced that’s why most mature companies are slowing down or buying their innovation through acquisition, rather … Continue reading “How To Change Your Perspective And Create Innovation”

So many fintech eggs in so many baskets

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was present this week: Natasha, Danny and Alex, along with our intrepid producer Chris. And like the last few episodes it was good to have everyone around as there was so very much to get through. Even better there … Continue reading “So many fintech eggs in so many baskets”

How to Convince Investors You’re the Future not the Past

This article previously appeared in VentureBeat. I just had a coffee with Mei and Bill, two passionate students who are on fire about their new startup idea. It’s past the “napkin-sketch” stage with a rough minimum viable product and about 100 users. I thought they had a great insight about an application space others had … Continue reading “How to Convince Investors You’re the Future not the Past”

BUX launches only Dutch cryptocurrency platform in the Netherlands offering zero-commission investing

Cryptocurrency, broadly defined as virtual or digital money, came to limelight with the creation of Bitcoin in 2009. The cryptocurrency has expanded dramatically, ushering the new wave of virtual currency built on a decentralised peer-to-peer network. BUX Crypto! Recently, BUX announced the official launch of BUX Crypto, a platform that allows users to trade cryptocurrencies … Continue reading “BUX launches only Dutch cryptocurrency platform in the Netherlands offering zero-commission investing”